Friday, January 17, 2014

UConn Goalkeeper Andre Blake Selected Number 1 Overall in MLS Draft

If you're like 99.9% of the people I know, you had no idea that UConn Goalkeeper Andre Blake was selected number 1 overall in the MLS draft yesterday.  The Philadelphia Union actually traded up from #2 to #1 to select Blake, who became the first goalkeeper to be selected #1 overall in an MLS draft.  The Huskies have now had 31 players selected in the MLS draft, including 10 of those picked in the 1st round.

The Jamaican keeper stands 6'4'' and was a Junior at the University of Connecticut and posted 36 shutouts in his three years starting for the Huskies.  Not the greatest highlight film I've ever seen but this is all you're getting...

Now, however you might feel about the idea that the MLS even has a draft is a different topic altogether, but it's cool that the Huskies were able to send another player to the MLS.

Side Notes:

Hartford Defender Damion Lowe was selected #7 overall by the Seattle Sounders and UConn Senior Mamadou Diouf was selected 30th overall, in the second round by the Vancouver Whitecaps (what a freaking name for a team) and finished 8th all-time in goals scored for the Huskies.